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Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 28195, tabled on 6 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of (a) charities and (b) patient organisations that represent people who are immunocompromised on the use of face masks as a protection against covid-19 infection.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 July 2021

Ministers have regular discussions with representatives of charities and patient organisations on a range of issues, including interventions to protect against COVID-19.

If the decision is taken to move to step four of the roadmap, we will continue to set out in guidance that wearing a face covering may reduce risk of transmission, especially in enclosed and crowded indoor spaces.

The standard guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people will be updated ahead of any lifting of restrictions on 19 July.

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